• How to create your first publication with FlippingBook Online?

 

 

 

Creating your first publication with FlippingBook Online is easy as our service is tuned to be easy and quick. There are just 3 basic steps: you upload your PDF file, choose a skin and then deliver the publication to your customers!

Lets see this process step-by-step:

1. Upload your PDF

  • To create you first online publication go to your FlippingBook Online account
  • Then click button «UPLOAD PDF».
  • In the new window — choose your source PDF file and hit the button «Open».

2. Customize

So, the conversion is over. Now you can customize your publication. There are several things you could do. Click the «Customize» button to begin:

 

 

Choose the interface skin that best suits your content by clicking the Skin button:

 

The Branding tab (available with the Optimal and Advanced plans) grants you further customization options.

  • Logo — Upload your own image to replace the FlippingBook logo on your publication’s interface, or remove it entirely.
  • Background Image — Use a custom image of your choice as a background for your publication, overriding your selected skin’s default one.
  • Color Palette - This option allows you to set your own colors for navigation elements of your publication. Here you can learn how to change Color Settings for your publication.
  • Favicon — This allows you to replace or remove the small icon which is usually displayed on your browser’s tab where your publication is opened.

With the Settings tab you may adjust some advanced settings of the interface:

  • Bottom Menu — Enable/disable certain buttons on the bottom row: «Share», «Print» and «Download». Disabling any of these will render the appropriate function unusable.
  • Navigation Tab — With this you may set the Table of Contents or Thumbnails Menu to be opened by default when your publication is loaded.
  • Contacts Button — Here you may turn the Contacts button on/off and change its text and target URL data.
  • Right-to-left — Allows you to set page flipping direction in case your publication is in an RTL language.

Click Save when you’re finished and Back to go back to the publications list.

3. Deliver publication to your customers

When the publication is ready to be shared — choose the publication and click «Share». In the new window you will have 2 options: sharing and embedding.

Share:

Easily sharing to popular social networks. The link is a web link directly to your publication, feel free to include it to your sales pitch email to your customers.

By clicking on social networks buttons you access easy sharing to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Pinterest.

We recommend to write a relevant description for your publication. You can change it by clicking + Description. It is used, for example, when sharing in social networks as a text that customers see placed with the publication cover. For example, here will it look in Facebook:

Embed:

When it’s time to include your publication to your own website, you’ll find layouts you can use and customize easily without having to know HTML. HTML code is provided to insert your publication to your own website. There are two basic layouts to include a publication to a website: a Cover and an Interactive Publication.

Cover is an actual first page of your publication with small FlippingBook logo.

Cover is used on a your website next to your content and is a great way to invite customers check out your publication.

After clicking on the cover a pop-up window opens without leaving your website. Customers keep viewing your site even after closing a publication.

The best part is that publication feels like a part of your website showing relevant content to a customers.

An interactive publication is an actual publication that your customer can check on your website and have an actual flip-the-book experience.

4. Monitor customer stats with Google Analytics

Note: GA integration is availble with Optimal and Advanced plans only

Google Analytics is a web analytics service that will help you track and report publications’ traffic with the Optimal or Advanced plans.

Google Analytics shows high-level, dashboard-type data and more in-depth data further into the report set. You can identify unpopular pages in your FlippingBook Online publications, where visitors came from (referrers), how long they stayed and their geographical position. It also provides more advanced features, including custom visitor segmentation and much more.

Once you add Google Analytics to any of your publications it will conveniently start gathering information about all of your current and future publications. To start using Google Analytics for all your publications you first put your UA number for Google Analytics Tracking.

Detailed statistics about your publications will be available in your Google Analytics account.

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